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Workers’ Compensation and Social Media

Social media posts are used for much more than sharing pictures and news with family and acquaintances. It is a tool for marketing, hard news, fundraising, and endless other purposes. It can also be used for evidence in court cases and workers’ compensation claims. Being Mindful About Social Media Nowadays, posting on social media is… Read More


Can You File a Workers’ Compensation Claim if You Are Hurt at a Holiday Party?

One of the most exciting times of the year for many workers falls around Christmas, when many receive acknowledgement and bonuses for the hard work of the past year. Often, to show their employees their appreciation, companies will throw festive holiday parties. These are a great opportunity to unwind, relax, and socialize with one another… Read More


Most Dangerous Jobs in America

It is a well-known fact that firefighters and policemen risk their lives each day to earn a living, help others, and make the community a safer place to be. However, as of data from 2016, theirs are not the most dangerous professions. In fact, nurses that work in state-run nursing and residential facilities have the… Read More


Amazon’s Workers’ Compensation Plan May be Biased

Former Amazon employees are speaking out about the company’s alleged unfair Workers’ Compensation practices. Though some of the more recent ones are not widely publicized, they are worrisome, and worth reading about. A Former Employee’s Story A former picker at an Amazon South Carolina warehouse shared her experience with Amazon Workers Voice, an online newsletter. She… Read More


Changes That Can Impact Safety of Trenching & Excavation

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an excavation is “any man-made cut, cavity, trench or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal.” A trench, on the other hand, is defined as “a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide, and is no wider than 15 feet.” Though… Read More


Gamification Used to Train Millennials

As 2019 approaches, the number of Millennial entering our nation’s workforce is getting bigger and bigger. A Pew Research Center study found that 56 million were employed or seeking employment in 2017; by 2025, they will comprise around 75 percent of the country’s total workforce. Millennials are younger adults born from 1981 to 1996. They… Read More


Can Depression Be Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

When most of us think of workers’ compensation, physical injury in the workplace comes to mind. However, what many may not know is that depression may very well be a viable condition for obtaining workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation usually covers mental injuries such as depression and anxiety. Luckily, over the years the law has evolved… Read More


New Bill May Help Reimburse Patients for Medical Marijuana

Proposed bills in New Jersey would make it clear that state law does not prohibit payers of workers’ compensation from reimbursing injured workers for use of medical marijuana. On June 28 a New Jersey Division of workers’ compensation judge ordered that Freehold Township reimburse an employee for the use of medical marijuana that he was… Read More


Refinery Worker Injuries

For those that may wonder what the most dangerous job on the planet is, a recent study reported that oil refinery work takes first place. Oil refineries are industrial plants where the unprocessed oil that comes out of the ground is refined into useable products, such as gasoline, heating oil, kerosene, and diesel. There are around 140 oil refineries… Read More


Choosing Your Own Doctor After a Work Injury

Every day, New Jersey employees are injured on the job. Luckily, with workers’ compensation, for which they need not prove negligence, they may be able to obtain benefits such as medical expenses, temporary disability, and permanent full or partial disability. In exchange for not having to prove their employer’s negligence however, they are subject to… Read More


 

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